Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Girl On A Bike

via Jezebel

Here's the interesting-looking trailer for "Wadjda," notable for being the first full-length movie ever directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia, currently booked for a U.S. opening later this year. Story concerns a 10 year-old girl, Wadjda, doing anything she can think of (including entering her school's Koran-memorization competition) to cobble together enough money to buy a bicycle. For cultural context: The bike is kind of a big deal because it has only been legal for women to ride bikes in The Kingdom since April - as in, this past April.